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AAX is World's First Digital Asset Exchange to be Powered by London Stock Exchange Group Technology

PR Newswire Asia Tuesday, 22 January 2019
AAX is World's First Digital Asset Exchange to be Powered by London Stock Exchange Group Technology· ATOM Group's AAX to deliver institutional-grade performance with LSEG Technology's Millennium Exchange™ matching engine
· Retail and institutional investors set to benefit from high-speed, reliable and trusted platform for trading digital assets

HONG KONG, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ATOM Group (ATOM™), a Hong Kong-based global fintech company has announced that its AAX digital asset exchange is adopting world-class institutional-grade technology from London Stock Exchange Group Technology (LSEG Technology). The adoption of LSEG Technology's Millennium Exchange platform for AAX represents an innovative move to embed institutional performance and best practice into the emerging digital asset marketplace.

AAX is set to launch in H1 2019 and is the first digital asset exchange to be built on LSEG Technology's Millennium Exchange™ matching engine, which also provides technology services to London Stock Exchange and other global venues such as HKEX and SGX. This will enable AAX to deliver high performance, reliable and trusted services to investors who demand greater reassurance as digital asset markets globally face fears over security, market manipulation, and unreliable peak-period performance.

"We are delighted to have been selected by ATOM to provide a best-in-class technology solution to help power its new exchange. It underlines Millennium Exchange's reputation for performance, scalability, flexibility and reliability and we look forward to working with the AAX team ahead of the launch in H1 2019," said *Ann Neidenbach, CIO, LSEG Technology.*

With growing momentum around market regulation and the need for greater market transparency, ATOM is accelerating the development of institutional-grade platforms for investors. "The digital asset marketplace faces a critical need for more industry best practice in order to build greater investor confidence. AAX will leverage LSEG Technology's platform and expertise to deliver a world-class exchange that provides fair, trusted and secure digital asset trading for all," said *Peter Lin*, *CEO of ATOM Group.*

The announcement follows the recent Securities and Futures Commission guidelines for cryptocurrency trading in Hong Kong. "With institutions such as Fidelity Investments entering the market and others also gearing up for entry, we predict the digital asset class is primed for entry by institutional and mainstream investors in 2019," Lin added.

The agreement with LSEG Technology will enable AAX to provide:

-       Institutional-grade technology as used by global exchanges such as LSEG, HKEX and SGX
-       Scalable, compliant platform as used by world-class regulated markets
-       Industry standard process and operational excellence

The AAX platform will also leverage global security leader Kroll for cybersecurity to ensure the highest levels of security are embedded throughout operational processes and technical solutions. 

*For further information:*

Jonathan Lee -- Edelman (On behalf of ATOM Group)
+852 2837 4774

*About ATOM Group:
ATOM Group is a global fintech company with the mission to contribute to the decentralized revolution by continuously innovating while upholding their core values; trust, security, integrity, and performance.

Founded in 2018 and based in Hong Kong, ATOM offers seamlessly integrated business solutions in fintech, distributed ledger technology (DLT), digital asset management, digital asset exchange (AAX), and blockchain solutions.
ATOM's innovative team has a background from top financial institutions and leading technology companies. Their global team brings extensive experience in developing high-frequency trading systems, blockchain development and financial solutions.  Find out more at

*About AAX:*

AAX (ATOM Asset Exchange) is the world's first digital asset exchange powered by LSEG Technology, the new technology business under London Stock Exchange Group. Leveraging LSEG's proven, robust and scalable technology, AAX provides world-class exchange reliability and performance.

AAX will offer users the opportunity to trade spot and futures markets for cryptocurrencies, and in the future, a range of tokenised assets including, securities tokens, asset backed tokens and stable coins.  AAX is designed with LSEG Technology's world-leading matching engine proven in more than 40 regulated markets, which offers ultra-low latency and accommodates exceptionally high throughput.  In addition, ATOM will launch AAX Pro, a professional-grade trading platform catering for institutional clients with low latency connectivity and colocation services.

With institutional-grade technology, compliance (including KYC and AML) processes, combined with world-class security from Kroll, AAX delivers a highly reliable, scalable, secure and liquidity-rich exchange platform for all investors. Find out more at 

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